The Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) announced a 36-man list that make up the national pre-selection that will attend from next February 19 to March 1 the U23 Pan American Championship in Honduras and Nicaragua.
The roster includes three catchers, nine infielders, seven outfielders and 17 pitchers and the manager is Eriel Sanchez.
Catchers: Lazaro Ramon Martin (Ciego de Avila), Andrys Perez (Matanzas) and Loidel Rodriguez (Sancti Spiritus).
Infield: Daniel Perez (Cienfuegos), Diasmany Palacio (Sancti Spirius), Cesar Prieto (Cienfuegos), Rangel Vicente Mateo (Cienfuegos), Rangel Ramos (Mayabeque), José M. Fonte (Sancti Spiritus), Rodolexis Moreno (Sancti Spiritus), Denis Peña (Las Tunas) and Juan C. Lopez (Villa Clara).
Outfield: Felix J. Rodriguez (Cienfuegos), Otoniel Gonzalez (Villa Clara), Dailier Peña (Las Tunas), Luis E. Gonzalez (Cienfuegos), Dismani Ortiz (Sancti Spiritus), Yudiel Gonzalez (Ciego de Avila) and Loidel Chapelli (Camaguey).
Pitchers:Yosimar Cousin (Camaguey), Jonathan Carbó (Isla Juventud), Adrian Sagarra (Santiago de Cuba), Yandi Molina (Industriales), Luis M. Rodriguez (Isla Juventud), Luis A. Serpa (Cienfuegos), Brayan Chi (Industriales), Alyanser Alvarez (Mayabeque), Carlos Font (Santiago de Cuba), Frank A. Alvarez (Pinar del Rio), Yankiel Maury (Sancti Spiritus), Uber Mejias (Santiago de Cuba), Andy Rodriguez (Industriales), Dairon Mena (Guantanamo), Yenier Zayas (Isla Juventud), Naikel Cruz (Matanzas) and Carlos Espinosa (Camaguey).
Pitchers Cousin, Chi and Andy Rodriguez, in addition to infielder Prieto were also included in the list of the senior squad to attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers, from March 22-26, in Arizona, USA.
The note released by the FCB says that the group of the qualifying phase in which Cuba is enrolled also includes Honduras, host team, plus Panama, Colombia, Argentina and Guatemala.
Meanwhile, the pool in Nicaragua features Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the local squad.
The Super Round will also be played in Nicaragua with the presence of the best three sides of each group, in search of the three tickets the tournament grants to the World Championship to be organized by Mexico.